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Article ID: 816644 - Last Review: September 19, 2011 - Revision: 8.0


In Microsoft Excel, you can send a section of a workbook as an e-mail message. This article contains sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code that demonstrates how to automate sending a range of cells in an e-mail message.


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The following VBA code sample sends a range of ten cells, A1 through B5, from the currently active workbook to the e-mail address specified in the code:
Sub Send_Range()
   ' Select the range of cells on the active worksheet.
   ' Show the envelope on the ActiveWorkbook.
   ActiveWorkbook.EnvelopeVisible = True
   ' Set the optional introduction field thats adds
   ' some header text to the email body. It also sets
   ' the To and Subject lines. Finally the message
   ' is sent.
   With ActiveSheet.MailEnvelope
      .Introduction = "This is a sample worksheet."
      .Item.To = "E-Mail_Address_Here"
      .Item.Subject = "My subject"
   End With
End Sub
Note This code only works with Microsoft Outlook. It does not work with any version of Microsoft Outlook Express.
Replace E-Mail_Address_Here with the e-mail address that you want to send the range to.

Note Item.Send in the code triggers an Outlook security warning to display the following message:
A program is trying to automatically send e-mail on your behalf. Do you want to allow this? If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose "No".
Click Yes to allow the mail to be sent.


For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290500  ( ) Description of the developer-related e-mail security features in Outlook 2002

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
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